how is summer almost over?

how-is-summer-almost-over | alltheamusement.comI can hardly believe that it’s mid-August already. Where did the summer go?! Life has been quite busy since my last post, and I anticipate nothing but the same in the coming weeks and months. I’ll try not to neglect you, dear readers, too much. Today, I’ll give you a brief update on what’s been goin’ on, and also let you in on some things that are coming down the line.  Continue reading “how is summer almost over?”

One + Four = Life: Dreams, Stress, and Relaxation

one-four-life-dreams-stress-relaxation | alltheamusement.comThank goodness today is Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day; a turning point and a time of renewal as we move into the next season. This week was full of ups and downs, and I anticipate the same over the next few weeks. **Deep belly breath** Continue reading “One + Four = Life: Dreams, Stress, and Relaxation”

One + Four = Life: Scenery, Sweets, & Special People

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After the excitement of Weekends Past, this week was low-key. We had our Quinlan-Lummiss engagement celebration dinner with our families on Monday. Of course, I never seem to take pictures of the important things. After that, I was pretty much out of commission from Tuesday-Friday with work and a debilitating headache. Here’s what I did manage to capture: Continue reading “One + Four = Life: Scenery, Sweets, & Special People”

One + Four = Life: Around Town & Celebrating Moms

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How can it be that another week has passed us by?! I know the days actually get longer as the warm weather returns, so how can it feel like time is stuck on fast-forward? I guess there’s so much more to do and see and enjoy now that we’ve come out of our winter hibernation. Here’s my week highlights:

1) FastStart – I went to my first FastStart E-Connect event on Tuesday. It’s a gathering of entrepreneurial spirited people including students, investors, business owners, and well, people just checking it out like me, I guess! I’ve always had big dreams of owning a business, so it was nice to hear some local success stories. Hearing from Paul Hickey of BrandHealth was especially inspiring because he just gets the human element of business. It was also great catching up with my University accounting professor, Jaime Morales (pictured with me above). He is a fantastic guy! God, I can’t believe I’ve been out of University five years this month! Eeek!

2) Market – The Downtown Wednesday Peterborough Farmer’s Market started up again this week, and I made it there just in the nick of time! With only 15 minutes left, Fresh Urban Plate was already packing up (I got salads yesterday morning instead), but I was able to pick up two piroshkis from Taste of Russia and got a deal because they were about to close! Score!

3) Motorcycle – My dad was off work the latter part of the week because the roof at his work caved in. Luckily, nobody was injured. The workplace misfortune was for my gain though, because I went out on his Harley with him for the first time! I loved it! I’m thinking that once I have a few dollars to spare, I should pick myself up a hog 🙂

4) Gardening – Earlier this week, I got to have a little fun putting together a New Mom Basket for my girlfriend, and for my Mister’s mom, I’m making a spiked RumChata chocolate pudding pie. For my mum though, I got to get my hands a little dirty. For Mother’s Day, I took to the gardens and tried my hand at greenthumbery (I know that’s not a word. But that’s about all I know about gardening). Hopefully it turns out beautiful!

How was your week? What did you do to celebrate the lovely ladies in your life?

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runnin’ down a dream

“Workin’ on a mystery, goin’ wherever it leads
Runnin’ down a dream”

Although autumn doesn’t officially start for another few weeks, for many, Labour Day marks the end of the season. If this week were my summer’s end, I would gladly take it. The pencil marks on my calendar highlight all the great things that this week brought – a perfect way to end summer.

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giving thanks

Thanksgiving: a time for reflection, for gratitude.

This year, more than ever, I am thankful for the life I am living. I am grateful for the people that helped me get through the past year: my amazing family, my friends (a few that were absolutely integral in where I am today), and I am thankful for the new people that have made their way into my life.

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